Liz Feld, the Larchmont mayor, is in Washington D.C. today meeting with Republican leaders and potential donors as she seeks to build support for a potential U.S. Senate run next year.
With the increasing likelihood that neither Rudy Giuliani nor George Pataki will run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Feld is planning to move around the state to drum up interest in her candidacy.
“She’s making all the logical moves a prospective candidate would make. She’s talking to party officials and to funders, and doing some policy meetings as well, both in Washington and around the state,” said spokesman Bill O’Reilly.
“She’s crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s and really taking a hard look at this.”
Feld is a leader of the fiscally conservative New Yorkers For Growth — started by state GOP chairman Ed Cox and former gubernatorial candidate John Faso. And Feld was praised by Republicans for her campaign against Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, D-Mamaroneck, last year, though she was easily beaten in a heavily Democratic district.
With the backlash against incumbents and high taxes, Feld has indicated her campaign would center around those issues.